biirusaikou (1118) - - JUN 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can at Mugishutei. The viking label attracted me, sharp citrus/pine hop punch in the face with a lingering bitterness, sweet caramel and alcohol. Quite a hoppy one, maybe a bit too boozy and unrefined.
fiulijn (16395) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from Darbyís Liquor Store, Vancouver
Golden color, bright, clean, with medium sized head. Mild and generic aroma, soap and grains. Lean body, not too weak; simple malt profile, cereally accent, a bit bready, with strong bitterness, some woody resins, but not much hop quality.
Drinkable (single) IPA.
Koskela (388) - Marysville, California, USA - JAN 8, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I get heavy citrusy and almost grassy hop notes with a heavy body malt aroma in this hazy yellow orangie brew with a small white head. For an imperial its rather light bodied and not sweet. There is hop flavor but no real bitterness. I do get the citrus hop flavor that kinda lingers and some of the sweet from the malt. Not a bad beer but not an imperial.
Hidden_Pooch (410) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
A beer named after Thorís hammer or Masterchiefís armour should be far stronger that this. Pours a hazy straw with a frothy head. Aroma is of pine, citrus, mango, and cereal. Tastes of cereal, caramel, mango, citrus, and resin near the end. Very tropical. Has a chewy medium body with average carbonation. A little bit of a tongue coater. Not a bad beer but doesnít live up to the style.
BrewGoblin (544) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - NOV 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I hate trying to rate beers by category sometimes. Is this a good tasting beer? Yeah, I really enjoyed it. Is it a DIPA? Fuck no, not a chance! Itís a hazy golden yellow with a massive off-white head. Powerful pine and citrus hops, pineapple, cereal and caramel tickle the nose. A smooth, sweet and strong taste of tropical fruits covered in caramel with a resin aftertaste. Itís very low in the bitterness region with mid-soft carbonation and mild chewiness. A good beer, a terrible DIPA.
Salmoniform (1222) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from can to glass. Golden hue with creamy white head that lingered. Aroma is grassy, grapefruit, pine, resin. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium body and zesty carbonation. Taste is sweet followed by a nice hop bitterness through the finish. Overall a decent brew.
pintbypint (2882) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
473ml can. Medium gold colour, a bit of haze. Full and creamy white head with good sticky lace. Aroma has some honeyish sweetness, lots of caramel, some orange peels. Taste has caramel with orange peels. Zesty finish, a touch piney. Ok bitterness. A bit mellow for the style, but actually didnít think it was that bad.
slowrunner77 (6916) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
"Imperial only by their standards, but as its labeled as such, thatís how itíll get rated. The standard IPA - which Iíve not had - is only 5%, so this 6.9er is indeed stronger. Aroma is fairly fresh. After the initial blast of citrus and pine, some biscuit and caramel malt follow up. The flavor is definitely more malt driven than I like, and the floral qualities I look for in the style just arenít there. Not a bad beer, but pedestrian."
MacBoost (1488) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16oz can from truck. Pours a slightly hazed dark yellow color with a large white head. Aromas of light floral hops coupled with some light cracker malt. Taste is bitter and dry. Flavors of very bitter hops and dried flowers. Almost a hisbiscus flavor. Kind of one dimensional but at least itís very dry. High carb. Decent enough.
umich03jm (2702) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Pours a cloudy light gold with a small foamy head that fades to a bubbly ring. Aroma is musty, wet grass and some light citrus. Tastes a touch stale but not too bad. Very grassy, some citrus, some candy sweetness, and cereal grain. Carbonation stings a bit and so does the bitterness. Ok imperial IPA.